How do I comment on stories? Do I need a Facebook account?

Yes, you can comment on our website using your Facebook account. If you are already logged into Facebook, you will see your profile picture to the left of the box where you type your comment. If you do not see your profile picture, please go to and log in. The integration with Facebook makes it easier for you to share stories, and your comments about those stories, with your Facebook friends. We've found that it raises the level of conversation on our website and encourages insightful, civil conversations about the issues because commenters real names are attached to their statements. The Herald-Whig does not allow commenting on stories about arrests and court appearances.